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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Indian file
 一路縱隊,單行

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 File n.
 1. An orderly succession; a line; a row; as: (a) (Mil.) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; -- in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks.
 Note:The number of files in a company describes its width, as the number of ranks does its depth; thus, 100 men in “fours deep” would be spoken of as 25 files in 4 ranks.
 (b) An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant. (c) The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order.
    It is upon a file with the duke's other letters.   --Shak.
 (d) A roll or list. “A file of all the gentry.”
 2. Course of thought; thread of narration. [Obs.]
    Let me resume the file of my narration.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 File firing, the act of firing by file, or each file independently of others.
 File leader, the soldier at the front of any file, who covers and leads those in rear of him.
 File marching, the marching of a line two deep, when faced to the right or left, so that the front and rear rank march side by side. --Brande & C.  --Indian file, or Single file, a line of people marching one behind another; a single row.  Also used adverbially; as, to march Indian file.
 On file, preserved in an orderly collection; recorded in some database.
 Rank and file. (a) The body of soldiers constituting the mass of an army, including corporals and privates. --Wilhelm. (b) Those who constitute the bulk or working members of a party, society, etc., in distinction from the leaders.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·di·an a.
 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies, or, sometimes, to the West Indies.
 2. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.
 3. Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian meal, Indian bread, and the like. [U.S.]
 Indian bay Bot., a lauraceous tree (Persea Indica).
 Indian bean Bot., a name of the catalpa.
 Indian berry. Bot. Same as Cocculus indicus.
 Indian bread. Bot. Same as Cassava.
 Indian club, a wooden club, which is swung by the hand for gymnastic exercise.
 Indian cordage, cordage made of the fibers of cocoanut husk.
 Indian cress Bot., nasturtium. See Nasturtium, 2.
 Indian cucumber Bot., a plant of the genus Medeola (Medeola Virginica), a common in woods in the United States.  The white rootstock has a taste like cucumbers.
 Indian currant Bot., a plant of the genus Symphoricarpus (Symphoricarpus vulgaris), bearing small red berries.
 Indian dye, the puccoon.
 Indian fig. Bot. (a) The banyan. See Banyan. (b) The prickly pear.
 Indian file, single file; arrangement of persons in a row following one after another, the usual way among Indians of traversing woods, especially when on the war path.
 Indian fire, a pyrotechnic composition of sulphur, niter, and realgar, burning with a brilliant white light.
 Indian grass Bot., a coarse, high grass (Chrysopogon nutans), common in the southern portions of the United States; wood grass. --Gray.
 Indian hemp. Bot. (a) A plant of the genus Apocynum (Apocynum cannabinum), having a milky juice, and a tough, fibrous bark, whence the name. The root it used in medicine and is both emetic and cathartic in properties. (b) The variety of common hemp (Cannabis Indica), from which hasheesh is obtained.
 Indian mallow Bot., the velvet leaf (Abutilon Avicennæ). See Abutilon.
 Indian meal, ground corn or maize. [U.S.]
 Indian millet Bot., a tall annual grass (Sorghum vulgare), having many varieties, among which are broom corn, Guinea corn, durra, and the Chinese sugar cane. It is called also Guinea corn. See Durra.
 Indian ox Zool., the zebu.
 Indian paint. See Bloodroot.
 Indian paper. See India paper, under India.
 Indian physic Bot., a plant of two species of the genus Gillenia (Gillenia trifoliata, and Gillenia stipulacea), common in the United States, the roots of which are used in medicine as a mild emetic; -- called also American ipecac, and bowman's root. --Gray.
 Indian pink. Bot. (a) The Cypress vine (Ipomœa Quamoclit); -- so called in the West Indies. (b) See China pink, under China.
 Indian pipe Bot., a low, fleshy herb (Monotropa uniflora), growing in clusters in dark woods, and having scalelike leaves, and a solitary nodding flower. The whole plant is waxy white, but turns black in drying.
 Indian plantain Bot., a name given to several species of the genus Cacalia, tall herbs with composite white flowers, common through the United States in rich woods. --Gray.
 Indian poke Bot., a plant usually known as the white hellebore (Veratrum viride).
 Indian pudding, a pudding of which the chief ingredients are Indian meal, milk, and molasses.
 Indian purple. (a) A dull purple color. (b) The pigment of the same name, intensely blue and black.
 Indian red. (a) A purplish red earth or pigment composed of a silicate of iron and alumina, with magnesia. It comes from the Persian Gulf. Called also Persian red. (b) See Almagra.
 Indian rice Bot., a reedlike water grass. See Rice.
 Indian shot Bot., a plant of the genus Canna (Canna Indica).  The hard black seeds are as large as swan shot. See Canna.
 Indian summer, in the United States, a period of warm and pleasant weather occurring late in autumn. See under Summer.
 Indian tobacco Bot., a species of Lobelia. See Lobelia.
 Indian turnip Bot., an American plant of the genus Arisæma. Arisæma triphyllum has a wrinkled farinaceous root resembling a small turnip, but with a very acrid juice. See Jack in the Pulpit, and Wake-robin.
 Indian wheat, maize or Indian corn.
 Indian yellow. (a) An intense rich yellow color, deeper than gamboge but less pure than cadmium. (b) See Euxanthin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Indian file
      n : a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
          [syn: file, single file]